A review by felinity
Doctor Who: Engines of War by George Mann


This first (for me, anyway) glimpse into the Great Time War between the Time Lords and the Daleks, with the enigmatic War Doctor (played by John Hurt), although the Time Lord whose TARDIS crash-lands no longer claims the name; he's a different man now.

Bumping into Cinder, almost literally, they search out the horrifying true intent of the Daleks on Moldox, but find the truth of their own lives at the same time.

With the growing realization of the full extent of the Daleks' plan - hiding in time, multiplying in quiet eras till the right time to strike - we also see the Doctor from the Daleks' perspective and a unique view from Cinder: someone who knows the arrogance and hubris of the Time Lords, and can recognize the importance of the schism between him and the rest of his kind.

We know what's going to happen, but as always with the Doctor, we can't see how, and therein lies his genius.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.